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Discover your inner Valentine’s Day animal

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Credit: Mark Musselman; USFWS

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Share in the fun with us by taking our quiz to discover which Ontario species represents your inner animal.

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Disconnecting From Technology

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Credit: Victoria Shi

As a Grade 11 student, I see the major impact that technology has on my generation. Technology has allowed communication to become easier, but I realize that at times, many teens overuse it. This results in a disconnection with the world around them and a lack of desire to go outdoors and appreciate the beauty of nature around us.

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Top 5 reasons to end the snapping turtle hunt

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Well, here we are again, still talking about hunting snapping turtles, despite all the evidence. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is proposing a new policy to limit yet continue the hunting of snapping turtles. This compromise response to the widespread, scientifically supported call to end the hunt is simply not appropriate. Here’s why:

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The year ahead

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Wood turtle; Credit: David Coulson

We had a banner year for nature thanks to the strong support of our members, sponsors, friends and followers. Now we’re looking ahead! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the work we’ll be doing for nature in 2017.

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Reflecting back on 2016

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Photo top left, credit: David Coulson; top/bottom right, credit: Diana Troya

As 2016 draws to a close, we’re thinking back to some of our major accomplishments for nature this past year. We could not have done it without our members, friends, followers, funders and sponsors. With your support, we continue to be Ontario’s leading organization protecting Ontario’s wild species and wild spaces.

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Protecting biodiversity in Ontario’s cap and trade system

Photo credit: Brent Eades

Photo: Brent Eades

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Giving Tuesday: Help us protect Ontario’s wild pollinators!

copy-of-after-black-friday-comesOntario’s wild pollinators are in trouble. With populations currently experiencing sharp declines due to habitat loss, climate change, pesticide exposure and disease, pollinators need your help now, before they disappear forever. Today, with your donation to our Giving Tuesday cause, you can help keep the buzz alive.

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Youth are creating a buzz

Ontario Nature's Youth Council, November 2016

Ontario Nature’s Youth Council, November 2016

Over the last six years of working at Ontario Nature, one of my greatest prides has been initiating and supporting Ontario Nature’s Youth Council.

Now comprised of more than 90 members, one of the focuses for the Youth Council has been on wild pollinators and in 2014 they initiated a campaign to bring awareness to the issues leading to pollinator decline in Ontario and worldwide.

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